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  • Dr Sarah Beresford

    Dr Sarah Beresford

    Sarah Beresford's research interests focus upon Gender, Sexuality and Law; Family Law and Society; Religion and Law. ... Read more»
  • Dr Ian Bryan

    Dr Bryan's research interests centre on the following: Administration of Criminal Justice; Laws of Evidence; Criminal Law; Culpability; Criminalisation; Procedural Justice; Legal History; Freedom of Expression; Civil Liberties; Domestic, Regional and International Human Rights; Law and Religion; Leg... Read more»
  • Dr Mark Butler

    Dr Mark Butler's research interests are centred on UK employment law and EU Labour law, with a particular emphasis on employee rights. Currently he is conducting research in the area of age discrimination, viewing the protections afforded to workers through comparative analysis. The primary focus of... Read more»
  • Dr Amanda Cahill-Ripley

    Dr Amanda Cahill-Ripley

    International human rights, in particular, economic, social and cultural rights; the right to an adequate standard of living; economic and social rights and conflict, transitional justice and peacebuilding; human rights and development;the rights of women; international humanitarian law; human right... Read more»
  • Dr Bela Bonita Chatterjee

    Dr Bela Bonita Chatterjee

    Dr Chatterjee's work interrogates interdisciplinary aspects of cyberlaw. She has interests in cybercrime, international law/international humanitarian law, conflict/war, security, gender/sexuality. She has published in prestigious national/international peer-reviewed journals including Child and Fam... Read more»
  • Dr Catherine Easton

    Scholarly Activity Treasurer of the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA)Guest Editor of the Spring 2012 edition of the European Journal of Law and Technology showcasing cutting-edge research in information technology lawAdvisory Board member of the AHRC Project Invisi... Read more»
  • Georgina Firth

    Georgina Firth

    The aims of my research to date have been to create bridges between academia and practice and to attempt to engage the legal community as a whole in a consideration of effective legal reform of the law on rape. I feel that I am in a unique position to do this as I have considerable experience of the... Read more»
  • Dr Sara Fovargue

    My research largely centres around two areas, biotechnology and reproduction, and I am particularly interested in xenotransplantation. Themes within my work include autonomy, risk, regulation, and the relationship between law and ethics. My research explores legal and ethical aspects of clinical res... Read more»
  • Professor Brian Francis

    Professor Brian Francis

    I am a social statistician with interests in preference models, latent class methods for longitudinal data and categorical data problems. Applications are crucial to my work. I primarily research into quantitative criminology -both methodological and substantive problems -  focusing on the criminal ... Read more»
  • Professor Bob Jessop

    Professor Bob Jessop

    I studied sociology at Exeter University and then moved to the University of Cambridge to undertake doctoral research in political sociology based in the Faculty of Economics and Politics. After completing a study of British political culture and writing a book on the sociological theory of reform a... Read more»
  • Philip Lawton

    Philip Lawton

    Career Details Graduated from Leicester University and was called to the UK and HK SAR Bar. He spent some time in legal editorial work before moving into academia. In addition to a stint as a foriegn expert in Beijing based at the Beijing Institute of Business in 1987-88, he has taught at the Univer... Read more»
  • Dr Barbara Mauthe

    Public Law ... Read more»
  • Professor Christopher May

    Professor Christopher May

    I am currently the Faculty Associate Dean: Enterprise. I have published widely on intellectual property rights and the information society, with work translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Swedish and Ukrainian. Before becoming an academic I worked in the music industry, as a bookse... Read more»
  • Professor Suzanne Ost

    Professor Suzanne Ost

    My main research interests are the legal and societal responses to child pornography, the sexual grooming of children and child sexual exploitation more broadly, health care/medical law and bioethics (particularly breaches of the sexual boundaries between doctors and patients and assisted dying), th... Read more»
  • Dr Ian Paylor

    Dr Ian Paylor

    I established the Applied Social Science Unit for Research and Evaluation (ASSURE) in 1999 to create an exchange between practitioners in the social care and welfare world and those who comment upon it. It is a cross-disciplinary unit that works in partnership with the third and statutory sectors of... Read more»
  • Professor Sol Picciotto

  • Professor Sigrun Skogly

    Professor Sigrun Skogly

    International Law, International Human Rights Law - in particular human rights obligations and economic, social and cultural rights, Law of International Institutions. ... Read more»
  • Professor David Sugarman

    Professor David Sugarman

    EDUCATION Having gained an undergraduate law degree (LLB) at Hull University, he completed graduate work in law at Cambridge University as a William Senior Scholar in Comparative Law (LLM and Diploma in Comparative Legal Studies), and Harvard Law School (LLM), where he was awarded a doctorate (SJD).... Read more»
  • Siobhan Weare

    Siobhan Weare

    My research interests are focused in the areas of criminal law and criminal justice. I am currently exploring the socio-legal responses to women who commit serious offences, including homocide and sexual violence. More generally, I am also interested in violence against women, domestic violence, sex... Read more»
  • Dr Tom Webb

    Dr Tom Webb

    Public law (theory of constitutionalism, sovereignty, globalisation, public law and realism, public law and interpretivism), systems theory thinking (complexity theory, autopoiesis, chaos theory, ANT), administrative law (tribunal system, immigration & asylum and mental health tribunals). ... Read more»
  • Professor Steven Wheatley

    Professor Steven Wheatley

    I am interested in how the idea of legitimate political authority is understood in international law. This includes both the idea of democratic authority within and beyond the state, and the idea of authority when applied to other political communities, including ethno-cultural minorities and indige... Read more»

 

Honorary / Visiting

  • Professor Stephen Ackroyd

    Mediation by public and private sector organisations of economic and political power. ... Read more»
  • Dr Sarah Beresford

    Dr Sarah Beresford

    Sarah Beresford's research interests focus upon Gender, Sexuality and Law; Family Law and Society; Religion and Law. ... Read more»
  • Dr Ian Bryan

    Dr Bryan's research interests centre on the following: Administration of Criminal Justice; Laws of Evidence; Criminal Law; Culpability; Criminalisation; Procedural Justice; Legal History; Freedom of Expression; Civil Liberties; Domestic, Regional and International Human Rights; Law and Religion; Leg... Read more»
  • Dr Mark Butler

    Dr Mark Butler's research interests are centred on UK employment law and EU Labour law, with a particular emphasis on employee rights. Currently he is conducting research in the area of age discrimination, viewing the protections afforded to workers through comparative analysis. The primary focus of... Read more»
  • Dr Amanda Cahill-Ripley

    Dr Amanda Cahill-Ripley

    International human rights, in particular, economic, social and cultural rights; the right to an adequate standard of living; economic and social rights and conflict, transitional justice and peacebuilding; human rights and development;the rights of women; international humanitarian law; human right... Read more»
  • Dr Bela Bonita Chatterjee

    Dr Bela Bonita Chatterjee

    Dr Chatterjee's work interrogates interdisciplinary aspects of cyberlaw. She has interests in cybercrime, international law/international humanitarian law, conflict/war, security, gender/sexuality. She has published in prestigious national/international peer-reviewed journals including Child and Fam... Read more»
  • Dr Catherine Easton

    Scholarly Activity Treasurer of the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA)Guest Editor of the Spring 2012 edition of the European Journal of Law and Technology showcasing cutting-edge research in information technology lawAdvisory Board member of the AHRC Project Invisi... Read more»
  • Georgina Firth

    Georgina Firth

    The aims of my research to date have been to create bridges between academia and practice and to attempt to engage the legal community as a whole in a consideration of effective legal reform of the law on rape. I feel that I am in a unique position to do this as I have considerable experience of the... Read more»
  • Dr Sara Fovargue

    My research largely centres around two areas, biotechnology and reproduction, and I am particularly interested in xenotransplantation. Themes within my work include autonomy, risk, regulation, and the relationship between law and ethics. My research explores legal and ethical aspects of clinical res... Read more»
  • Professor Brian Francis

    Professor Brian Francis

    I am a social statistician with interests in preference models, latent class methods for longitudinal data and categorical data problems. Applications are crucial to my work. I primarily research into quantitative criminology -both methodological and substantive problems -  focusing on the criminal ... Read more»
  • Professor Bob Jessop

    Professor Bob Jessop

    I studied sociology at Exeter University and then moved to the University of Cambridge to undertake doctoral research in political sociology based in the Faculty of Economics and Politics. After completing a study of British political culture and writing a book on the sociological theory of reform a... Read more»
  • Philip Lawton

    Philip Lawton

    Career Details Graduated from Leicester University and was called to the UK and HK SAR Bar. He spent some time in legal editorial work before moving into academia. In addition to a stint as a foriegn expert in Beijing based at the Beijing Institute of Business in 1987-88, he has taught at the Univer... Read more»
  • Dr Barbara Mauthe

    Public Law ... Read more»
  • Professor Christopher May

    Professor Christopher May

    I am currently the Faculty Associate Dean: Enterprise. I have published widely on intellectual property rights and the information society, with work translated into Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Swedish and Ukrainian. Before becoming an academic I worked in the music industry, as a bookse... Read more»
  • Professor Suzanne Ost

    Professor Suzanne Ost

    My main research interests are the legal and societal responses to child pornography, the sexual grooming of children and child sexual exploitation more broadly, health care/medical law and bioethics (particularly breaches of the sexual boundaries between doctors and patients and assisted dying), th... Read more»
  • Dr Ian Paylor

    Dr Ian Paylor

    I established the Applied Social Science Unit for Research and Evaluation (ASSURE) in 1999 to create an exchange between practitioners in the social care and welfare world and those who comment upon it. It is a cross-disciplinary unit that works in partnership with the third and statutory sectors of... Read more»
  • Professor Sol Picciotto

  • Professor Sigrun Skogly

    Professor Sigrun Skogly

    International Law, International Human Rights Law - in particular human rights obligations and economic, social and cultural rights, Law of International Institutions. ... Read more»
  • Professor David Sugarman

    Professor David Sugarman

    EDUCATION Having gained an undergraduate law degree (LLB) at Hull University, he completed graduate work in law at Cambridge University as a William Senior Scholar in Comparative Law (LLM and Diploma in Comparative Legal Studies), and Harvard Law School (LLM), where he was awarded a doctorate (SJD).... Read more»
  • Siobhan Weare

    Siobhan Weare

    My research interests are focused in the areas of criminal law and criminal justice. I am currently exploring the socio-legal responses to women who commit serious offences, including homocide and sexual violence. More generally, I am also interested in violence against women, domestic violence, sex... Read more»
  • Dr Tom Webb

    Dr Tom Webb

    Public law (theory of constitutionalism, sovereignty, globalisation, public law and realism, public law and interpretivism), systems theory thinking (complexity theory, autopoiesis, chaos theory, ANT), administrative law (tribunal system, immigration & asylum and mental health tribunals). ... Read more»
  • Professor Steven Wheatley

    Professor Steven Wheatley

    I am interested in how the idea of legitimate political authority is understood in international law. This includes both the idea of democratic authority within and beyond the state, and the idea of authority when applied to other political communities, including ethno-cultural minorities and indige... Read more»
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